Infrared photometry and evolution of mass-losing AGB stars. III. Mass loss rates of MS and S stars

  title={Infrared photometry and evolution of mass-losing AGB stars. III. Mass loss rates of MS and S stars},
  author={Roald Guandalini},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  • R. Guandalini
  • Published 12 February 2010
  • Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
Context. The asymptotic giant branch (AGB) phase marks the end of the evolution for low- and intermediate-mass stars, which are fundamental contributors to the mass return to the inter stellar medium and to the chemical evolution of galaxies. The detailed understanding of mass loss processes is hampered by the poor knowledge of the luminosities and distances of AGB stars. Aims. In a series of papers we are trying to establish criteria perm itting a more quantitative determination of… 

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